El Dorado Hills, CA, September 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- VisualCalc, a provider of web-based analysis software and the creator of PublicDashboards.com (www.PublicDashboards.com), today announced the introduction of the Alternative Energy Dashboard, a new free public dashboard that tracks the annual production of alternative energy sources in a variety of countries across the globe.
The Alternative Energy Dashboard tracks the annual production of alternative energy sources by country. These alternative energy sources include Hydro (Water), Geothermal, Solar and Wind electricity. Users can filter the dashboard data to compare different combinations of countries.
The Alternative Energy Dashboard helps highlight surprising trends and statistics associated with alternative energy production, such as:
The United States is the leading producer of geothermal electricity, with 16,581 million kilowatt hours produced in 2006. The Philippines is second, with 10.465 kilowatt hours produced in 2006.
Germany is the leading producer of both solar and wind electricity. In 2006, Germany produced 2,220 million kilowatt hours of wind electricity, far in excess of the number two producer, the U.S., who produced 550 million kilowatt hours. In 2006, Germany produced 30,710 kilowatt hours of wind electricity.
China is the leading hydro electricity producer, with 441, 280 million kilowatt hours produced in 2006. Canada ranks number two, with 355, 511 million kilowatt hours produced.
“The Alternative Energy Dashboard helps highlight the critical movement towards the adoption of alternative energy sources,” said Amit Mazumdar, CEO of VisualCalc. “These easy-to-use graphs and charts help the public understand the progress that is being made on a country-by-country basis for this mission critical initiative.”
This new dashboard will be incorporated into VisualCalc’s public dashboard website: PublicDashboards.com. PublicDashboards.com contains a set of interactive online dashboards covering a variety of topical issues, including housing, the economy, the environment, education statistics, employment trends, and health-related data. PublicDashboards.com organizes detailed, complex data related to these issues into interactive, easy-to-use charts and graphs called indicators. These visual indicators help users identify trends or issues that might otherwise go undetected. In addition, these indicators enable users to perform deeper analysis into the underlying data. With a simple point-and-click, users can filter and drill-down into the indicators to customize their view of the data.
Organizations that track or communicate information related to any of these topics – including public or commercial websites and online or print media – are welcome to include links to these public dashboards on their websites. These links can be found on the PublicDashboards.com website.
VisualCalc (www.visualcalc.com) provides easy, affordable, web-based analysis software that helps companies of all sizes grow and manage their business. Since its founding in 2000, VisualCalc has been focused on its vision of making the analysis of complex data accessible to the everyday user. VisualCalc’s unique combination of technology and expertise helps consumers and businesses alike analyze complex data quickly and easily, resulting in better, faster decisions. VisualCalc’s analysis software includes two categories of products: 1) VisualCalc Online Calculators, which companies provide to their customers to help them quickly and easily evaluate their products and services, and 2) VisualCalc Management Dashboards, which help companies monitor and manage their business. VisualCalc is also the creator of PublicDashboards.com, a free website containing public dashboards focused on today’s most topical issues. VisualCalc is a privately held company headquartered in El Dorado Hills, California.